Throwback Thursday – A Mother’s Confession by Kelly Rimmer


Throwback Thursday is a meme created by Renee at It’s Book Talk to share old favorite books rather than just the new shiny ones. This is a great idea to bring back to life some much-loved books. Please feel free to join in.

My choice for this week is: 


A Mother’s Confession by Kelly Rimmer


A Mother's Confession

Published October 28, 2016 by Bookouture


Goodreads Description:

‘He’s dead and I’m safe, but I’m still scared. Sometimes I actually miss him, but then in the very next breath I find that I hate him so much that I hope there is a hell, just so that he can be suffering like he left me here to suffer.’

Olivia and David were the perfect couple with their whole lives in front of them. When beautiful baby daughter Zoe came along, their world seemed complete.

But now David is dead and Olivia’s world is in pieces. While she is consumed with grief, her mother-in-law Ivy is also mourning the loss of her son. Both women are hiding secrets about the man they loved. Secrets that have put the family in danger.

Something was very wrong in Olivia and David’s marriage. Can Olivia and Ivy break their silence and speak the truth? A mother should protect her child, whatever the cost…shouldn’t she?

From the bestselling author of The Secret Daughter and Me Without You comes another emotionally gripping and gut-wrenching read about love, loss and the strength of a mother’s love.


My Thoughts:

This was my first read from Kelly Rimmer and is one of my favorite novels.

The story is told from the point of view of Olivia and Ivy. Olivia is a young mother to Zoe and she’s recently suffered what everyone refers to as “The Tragedy”, her husband David’s recent death. Ivy is David’s mother. The chapters alternate between Olivia and Ivy.

There were many secrets in David and Olivia’s relationship….

The way the story unfolds is compelling and heartbreaking. Definitely an intense read.

I was totally immersed in both perspectives. I thought that the character development was phenomenal. There were so many wonderful characters.

The narrator of the audio-book was phenomenal. Her voice able to take on each character and what they were saying and feeling at that moment. I HEARD the pain in Olivia’s voice and it went straight to my heart. I HEARD the rage in David’s voice and it terrified me. I HEARD the kindness in Seb’s voice and it brought me to tears…

I know this may sound like a devastating read, and it is very emotional.  However, there were also many genuine moments of happiness, laughter, and hope.

A thought provoking novel that pulls you in, grips you, wrings you out, leaving you a quivering mess of emotions.

I thought this was an outstanding novel and I highly recommend it!!



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